ISPs and Tracking Company Ready to Start Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Scheme

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  1. Donut Registered

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    Soon, five large U.S. Internet providers will begin to warn and punish alleged copyright infringers as part of the “six strikes” anti-piracy scheme. While details are still scarce, TorrentFreak is informed that MarkMonitor will be responsible for tracking down alleged infringers, and that an independent expert review of the evidence gathering technology has been completed. ISPs have also been making progress and several are now ready to start sending out warnings, although none of them wants to go first.
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    The MPAA and RIAA, helped by five major Internet providers in the United States, will start to warn and punish copyright infringers later this year.

    The parties launched the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) and agreed on a system through which copyright infringers are warned that their behavior is unacceptable. After five or six warnings ISPs may then take a variety of repressive measures.

    Initially ISPs were expected to send out the first copyright alerts by the end of 2011 but this deadline silently passed, as did the revised July 2012 start date. As of today, AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon are yet to send out the first alerts.

    One of the reasons for the delay is that not all providers were ready to process the alerts. Previously, a spokesperson for the CCI told TorrentFreak that each ISP would roll out the scheme at its own pace, but even that plan is causing some issues.

    A source connected to CCI informs TorrentFreak that several ISPs are now ready to start warning subscribers, but that none of them wants to be the first to do so. For this reason, CCI’s Executive Director Jill Lesser is now pushing for a joint launch at the end of the year.

    Leading up to the official start the ISPs might do some small-scale tests in November, we were informed.

    After more than a year of uncertainty we can also confirm that MarkMonitor has been hired to track down alleged infringers. MarkMonitor, which often operates under the name DtecNet, is the only tracking outfit working with the CCI.

    In 2010 DtecNet was acquired by MarkMonitor, but it continues to operate under its own name. DtecNet already works closely with the RIAA and MPAA and is also responsible for collecting data on copyright infringers as part of the Irish three-strikes program.

    Although little is known about the accuracy of DtecNet’s tracking software, TorrentFreak previously pointed out that the company knows very little about how BitTorrent works. A whitepaper published by DtecNet was littered with painful errors and false assumptions and has since been retracted (copy here).

    We expect, however, that the company has learned from its mistakes. And if they haven’t, that will become public soon enough.

    TorrentFreak is also informed that the independent technical review of MarkMonitor’s evidence gathering techniques has been completed. This review will be made public in the coming weeks according to our source.

    The decision to make the review public is part of an effort by the CCI to be more transparent about its operations. Two weeks ago University of Idaho Law Professor Annemarie Bridy criticized the organization for being overly secret, and others have voiced similar concerns.

    After the SOPA and PIPA revolt anti-piracy efforts are out of fashion, so whether more transparency will be enough to take away all concerns remains to be seen.

    http://torrentfreak.com/isps-and-tr...-start-six-strikes-anti-piracy-scheme-120928/
     
  2. Kane52630 TRAPPED IN A BEE CAGE

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    Torrents are old fashion, I don't know why anyone still do it.
     
  3. Steyin Bidding you ADIEU!

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    Because Usenet is a pain.
     
  4. Kane52630 TRAPPED IN A BEE CAGE

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    Usenet is also old fashion.
     
  5. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    What do you use, Kane?
     
  6. runawayboulder 2016 NFL Pick Em CHAMP

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    There's so many ways of combating this stuff, they'll never catch everybody. Once pirated stuff is out there, it's out there, you can forget about fighting it.

    If the MPAA wants to stop losing money they should tell the studios to stop being dumb asses and shipping DVD screener's out to every Tom, Dick and Harry on the face of the Earth.
     
  7. Kane52630 TRAPPED IN A BEE CAGE

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    [YT]49-tn-A6bw0[/YT]

    :o
     
  8. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    Ahh yes. Well played, well played.

    :o
     
  9. Kryptonian Warrior The Dawn Is Upon Us

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    I have noticed that I get an email from Disney just about every time I download something from Disney or Marvel. Basically, i get an email from my ISP (which is one not listed in the OP) who actually forwards an email from Disney/Marvel. What's funny is they are the only studios (so far) that have even sent anything my way. I don't really download all that often, but when I do I have an email in my inbox within a couple of minutes of completion of the download. I'm not too worried about it as they are going after the people that download and distribute. Besides, if I absolutely have to, I could use hidemyass.com.
     
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  10. Havok83 Registered

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    every time? Then why do you still do it? You're playing with fire. Im surprised your ISP hasnt dropped you or you havent been sued yet.
     
  11. Kryptonian Warrior The Dawn Is Upon Us

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    Well no, not every time. I shouldn't have said "every time". I only do it MAYBE once a month, but I understand that it only takes that one time. I guess because I know it's sitting out there to download and it's a movie that I'm really excited to see again, and all it takes is one simple click and it's downloading. You're right though, I do need to quit.
     

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